AFC Express — They sell lots of materials perfect for dance costumes, pettiskirts, etc: chiffon, organdy, spandex/stretch, sequins, fringe, etc.
Ashton Fabrics — (UK) Fabric at wholesale prices. They sell all kinds of fabrics: silk, cotton, tartan, velvets, etc. Also dancewear/lycra & tutu net. As of 01/2016, only takes orders by telephone.
Aurora Silk — This site sells silk, hemp, and cotton fabric. Also, natural dyes, hemp and silk yarns, silk thread, etc. You can even buy your own silk worms!
B. Black and Sons — Carries fine wool & silk cloth, and tailoring supplies. Highly rated by many costumers. Located in LA.
Baltazor Fabric Boutique — Bridal and heirloom fabrics and lace: silk, chiffon, charmuse, organza, lawn, etc. Store located in New Orleans.
Banksville Designer Fabrics — Cashmere, cotton, linen, silk (including silk faille, taffeta, peau de soie), velvet, wool, bridal, and more at discount prices. You can become a “member” in order to receive unlimited swatches. They don’t have full online shopping, but you can call or use a web form to order. Located in Norwalk, CT.
Bennett Silks Ltd — (UK) Many different types of silk fabrics: crepe de chine, chiffon, satin, damask, georgette, organza, taffeta, and more.
Bevilacqua Fabrics — Located in Venice, Italy, this company manufactures beautiful (and expensive) brocades, jacquards, velvets, etc. They no longer sell directly online, but their site lists resellers. Still drool-worthy to view their offerings…
Burnley and Trowbridge — Specializes in supplies for 17th thru early 19th century reenactors. Shoes; Linen, wool, fustian and cotton fabrics. Patterns for men, women & children: • Burnley & Trowbridge • Fashions Revisited • JP Ryan • Kannik’s Korner • Larkin & Smith • Laughing Moon • Mill Farm • Period Impression • Smoke & Fire.
County Cloth / Chas R Childs — Civil War reenactment site that sells their own patterns for Union and Confederate uniforms. Also fabrics appropriate for uniforms: wools, etc.
Delectable Mountain Cloth — Natural fibert textiles: silk, linen, cottons, etc. They no longer sell online, but will take phone orders. Store located in Brattleboro, VT.
Denver Fabrics — Large selection, including wool, linen, velvet, etc. at good prices. Has a whole dancewear fabric section on their site.
Designer Fabrics — Silk (including taffeta), velvet, faux fur, brocades, and more. (Located in Canada)
Dharma Trading Co. — Sells silk, cotton and hemp cloth at really good prices. Most fabrics come in white, ready to dye. Sells many different kinds of dyes, too, and the staff give great advice on dying. Store located in San Rafael, CA.
Discount Fabrics USA — Discounted home decor fabrics: brocades, velvets, and more. Store located in Thurmont, MD.
Distinctive Fabric — Many types of fashion fabrics available, including silk, velvet, taffeta, tulle, and chiffon. Swatches available for $1 each, or free if you become a member. Located in Los Angeles.
Dollar Fabric — Carries all kinds of fabric: silk, wool, cotton, etc. Has a special stage, dance & costume fabric section. Prices aren’t spectacular, but they do carry a large selection, especially of silk.
Edinburgh Imports — This site is geared towards makers of stuffed bears/animals, but they carry a good variety of synthetic and natural furs.
eQuilter — Mostly geared to quilters, but has cool Elizabethan & Celtic fabrics, cloak clasps, etc
Fabric Attic — Along with other “basic” types of fabrics, they carry reproduction 19th century fabrics.
Fabric Direct — Sells by the yard & by the bolt. Prices are good, but selection varies.
Fabric Mart — Silk, linen, wool, etc – some really cheap. Seems to sell a lot of remainders from clothing designers. Store located in Sinking Spring, PA.
Fabric.com — Probably the largest online fabric store. Lots of different fabrics available: cottons, linens, wools, etc. Good prices. Yards are 39”.
FabricGuru.com — Specializes in upholstery fabrics, but does carry velvets, damask and brocades.
Fabrics.net — Sells wool, linen, silk, hemp, ramie, etc. Prices are high, but they have a large and interesting selection of fabrics. They also have a lot of articles about fabrics, fabric care, etc.
Fabrics-store.com — Linen, linen and more linen. And some cotton & blends. Good prices.
Farmhouse Fabrics — Cotton velvet, batiste, lawn, many kinds of silk, Swiss organdy, Liberty of London, lace, etc. They have a really lovely selection. Store located in Beech Island, SC.
Farthingales — Great Canadian costuming supplier. Several different kinds of coutil, crinoline, net, and muslin; corsetry supplies (busks, boning, lacing grommets, tools, etc); millinery supplies; dress forms; hair canvas; interfacing; ribbon; horsehair; petersham; and more. Tutu net and steel.
Fishmans Fabrics — They no longer sell online, but do offer a swatch service. They carry silk, wool, linen, velvet, etc. Sells retail and wholesale, and gives bulk discount on some items. Store located in Chicago, IL.
G&S Dye — (Canada) Carries similar products to Dharma Trading: silks, cottons, linens and dyes.
Gohn BrothersNew! — “Gohn Bros. Mfg. Co. has been described as an old fashioned department store, a mercantile store, a dry goods store, an Amish clothing and fabric store, a mail order company, manufacturer of "plain" denim pants, a quilt shop, and the local fabric store.” Amish and plain clothing, including broadfall drop front pants, suspenders, hats, plain bonnets, boots, etc. Lots of basic fabrics. They have a PDF version of their catalog available and take phone, mail and email orders.
GotFabric.com — Lots of Hawaiian fabric. Carries the Victoria Jones patterns (muumuus) at the best price I’ve found online. Several stores located in Hawaii.
Gray Line Linen Fabrics — High quality, designer linen fabrics, including handkerchief weight, solids and prints. Store located in the fashion district of Manhattan.
Haberman Fabrics — Good selection of a variety of fabrics. Store located in Royal Oak, MI.
Hancock Fabrics — The chain store’s website - pretty good selection online.
Hancock’s of Paducah — Specializes in quilting & home decor fabrics, but does carry some historic reproduction prints. (Not the chain fabric store.) Located in KY.
Hart’s Fabric — Carries cotton, hemp, silk, etc. Store located in Santa Cruz, CA.
Hawaii Fabric Mart — Hawaiian fabric & patterns. Batiks, rayon fabrics, and more. They also sell premade items, like pa’u skirts, leis, and bags. Several stores located in HI.
Herts Specialist Fabrics — (UK) “Supplier of cloth to the Historical Reenactment World.” Sells linen, wool, damask and brocade.
House of AdornNew! — (Australia) Fabric, trim, millinery supplies, feathers, tools, and supplies.
HouseFabric.com — Discount home decorator fabrics. Carries damasks, brocades, velvets, etc. Also Buckram & horsehair braid.
Hyena — Silk fabrics & velvets. Very beautiful stuff, but expensive.
J&O Fabrics — “one of New Jersey’s largest discount fabric stores”
Krishti Silks — Manufactures and sells silk chiffon, dupioni, satin and more. Also sells silk carpets, curtains, scarves, sarees, shawls, etc.
M. Perkins & Sons — “Producers and wholesalers of damasks, brocades, brocatelles, tapestries and trimmings for the manufacture of church vestments, legal & academic wear, bridal wear and theatrical costumes.”
MacCulloch & Wallis — (UK) Millinery supplies: hat blocks, millinery fabric & wire, trim, glues, etc. Habadashery supplies. Fabrics. Pattern making supplies.
Marshall Dry Goods — Manufacturer of all types of cotton fabrics. Retail & wholesale. Really good prices. Carries widths up to 118 inches.
Medeltidsmode — (In Swedish) Medeltidsmode means “medieval fashion” and this site carries medieval era items like patterns, hats, and jewelry. Also wool, linen, silk and other fabrics, plus leather and fur. The home page has a link to info in English explaining how to navigate the site.
Stone Mountain and Daughter — Awesome selection of linens, silks, cottons and wools. They don’t sell on-line, but they do have a swatch service (3-4 swatches for free, up to 20 swatches for a $5 fee) and great customer service. Definitely worth a visit to the store located in Berkeley, CA.
Stretch House — Sells all kinds of stretch fabrics, wholesale and retail. Located in the fashion district of Manhattan.
Sy Fabrics — Sells fabric at wholesale prices. Good prices on cotton velvet, silk dupioni, etc - and discounts for bulk orders. Spandex and other stretch fabrics for dance costuming. Also trim, elastic, ribbon, zippers.
TextileAsArt.com — Sells antique textiles from Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Thai Silks — Many different kinds of silks, including velvet, dupioni, crepe, brocade, taffeta, matelasse, etc. Average to high prices. Also has scarves, gifts & lingerie. Located in Mountain View, CA.
Thistle Hill Weavers — Reproduction 17th-19th century upholstery fabrics and carpets. They will also make custom fabrics.
Vena Cava Design — (UK) Sells all manner of corsetry supplies: coutil, boning, busks, eyelets, and other items. Also millinery supplies, fabric, trims, and patterns.
Vibes & ScribesNew! — (Ireland) Fabric, trim, craft supplies, millinery supplies, patterns, and more.
Vintage & Vogue — From the website: “More than 6,000 cotton quilting fabrics, styles from authentic reproduction fabrics, Oriental quilting fabrics, museum reproduction fabrics to traditional quilt fabric... ”
Vogue Fabrics — Large selection of fabrics, including really lovely linen, silk, wool, and more. Patterns by lots of different independent companies. Also corsetry supplies, including kits. Store located in Evanston, IL.
Watts and Co. — (UK) Clerical supplies, including lovely - but expensive - brocades & damasks.
Watts of Westminster — (UK) Beautiful cotton/silk blend velvets, damasks, linen, and more. Does not sell online, but their products are lovely to look at.
Wimpfheimer Velvets — Manufacturer & wholesaler of velvets & velveteens, for apparel & upholstery.
Wm Booth, Draper — This vendor specializes in Revolutionary War reenactment. Fabric: linen, hemp and wool. Linen thread; tape & lace made of linen, wool, cotton & hemp; yarn; metal, bone & thread buttons; buckles; and other cool period notions. Patterns: Kannik’s Korner • JP Ryan • La Fleur de Lyse • Fig Leaf • Mill Farm • etc.